Appeal court reinstates Zoo, Nakumatt to KPL
A three judge bench of the appellate court on Tuesday reinstated to the Kenya Premier League -Nakumatt FC and Zoo FC pending a ruling which is seeking urgent orders to suspend High court judgment which had barred the two teams from participating in the top-tier league .
The October 17 ruling will determine whether the High court judgment which had thrown out the teams will be suspended pending full hearing of their pleadings before appeal court.
The appeal judges Philip Waki, William Ouko and Kathurima M’inoti noted that the two teams had played upto 25 games in the league hence barring them to complete the fixtures will only be damaging than repairing the situation, and that their further involvement will not prejudice their accuser in any way.
The order, in essence, means that the top division will now consists of 18- teams, in the meanwhile, and will affect the log standings.
Slightly over week ago, a High Court sitting in Nairobi had quashed Zoo Kericho and Nakumatt’s continued participation in the top flight league, on grounds that they were promoted on unsporting merit, in a suit filed by former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Sam Nyamweya.
For now however, the two clubs will be part of KPL until the final ruling on October 17.
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